The TikTok download page is seen on an iPhone. Analysts say that US President Trump’s forcing of a sale of TikTok’s US operations within 45 days is more likely to lead to chaos than to resolution. Photo: Getty ImagesThe TikTok download page is seen on an iPhone. Analysts say that US President Trump’s forcing of a sale of TikTok’s US operations within 45 days is more likely to lead to chaos than to resolution. Photo: Getty Images
The TikTok download page is seen on an iPhone. Analysts say that US President Trump’s forcing of a sale of TikTok’s US operations within 45 days is more likely to lead to chaos than to resolution. Photo: Getty Images

Donald Trump’s move to force a sale of TikTok’s US operations puzzles analysts

  • Beside questions of legality, the US president’s order that a sale must occur by mid-September is more likely to lead to chaos than resolution, they say
  • Microsoft is in talks with ByteDance but ‘I just don't see that they are going to be able to pull this off,’ one lawyer says

Topic |   US-China tech war
The TikTok download page is seen on an iPhone. Analysts say that US President Trump’s forcing of a sale of TikTok’s US operations within 45 days is more likely to lead to chaos than to resolution. Photo: Getty ImagesThe TikTok download page is seen on an iPhone. Analysts say that US President Trump’s forcing of a sale of TikTok’s US operations within 45 days is more likely to lead to chaos than to resolution. Photo: Getty Images
The TikTok download page is seen on an iPhone. Analysts say that US President Trump’s forcing of a sale of TikTok’s US operations within 45 days is more likely to lead to chaos than to resolution. Photo: Getty Images
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